iTunes/Photos question when downgrading from Mojave(unsupported) to High Sierra

Discussion in 'macOS Mojave (10.14)' started by The.316, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. The.316 macrumors 65816

    The.316

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    Im having the same issue on my unsupported iMac running Mojave. I keep getting like a video card issue, where the screen flutters, restarts on its own, then gets stuck in the boot screen. The Apple logo will show, the status bar fills halfway, then disappears. It worked after a few restarts, but last night, it restarted on its own, and did the logo/status bar thing again. I think I just want to go back to High Sierra, which was working fine on my iMac.

    The problem I have with doing this is that since iTunes and Photos were last saved on Mojave, I cannot load those files in High Sierra. Is there any way around that? Or am I stuck with having to re-install Mojave every few weeks?

    And BTW...I cannot re-install without losing my data, there just doesnt seem to be that option anywhere.
     
  2. Jack Neill macrumors 6502

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    Lessons learned is to always make a backup before a OS upgrade. If you use iTunes Cloud your library will repopulate after you log in on 10.13, For Photos you can export to another folder or drive and reimport after the 10.13 install OR you can try to start a new libary and import the Masters folder. You'll lose edits and albums wither way though.
     
  3. The.316 thread starter macrumors 65816

    The.316

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    If I reinstall Mojave, is there any way I can save my iTunes and Photos folder as an older Alias, that would be recognisable in High Sierra?
     
  4. Jack Neill macrumors 6502

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    I don’t think so. Mojave and HS probably have the same iTunes version number right now, your iTunes will probably open in either version, your photos will not with rebuilding your library. Are you on Mohave or HS now?
     

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